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Heartland Alliance International in Nigeria works at the intersection of health and human rights, to provide HIV prevention and human rights protection services to most at-risk populations (MARPs), by sensitizing and building grassroots support organizations in the country. Heartland Alliance International’s work in Nigeria builds on regional expert...
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Organizational Background and Project Description
Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the youngest and fastest growing part of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI is comprised of nearly a dozen country offices implementing programs on a broad range of human rights issues globally, as well as the Chicago-based Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture, which serves individuals from more than 50 countries. HAI has significant expertise in the fields of trauma-informed mental health care and access to justice for survivors of rights abuses. It is also an industry leader in access to high-quality and stigma-free health care. Across all of its programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equality.
Heartland Alliance International (HAI) began working in Nigeria in 2009 with a large-scale effort to bring high quality, stigma-free HIV prevention services to some of the country’s most marginalized groups. That effort has grown to become one of the largest USAID-funded HIV programs for key populations in Sub-Saharan Africa — including members of the LGBTQI+ community, sex workers, and people who inject drugs.
HAI has expanded its programming in Nigeria to focus on the needs of adolescent girls and women, particularly those who are extremely marginalized, exposed to gender-based violence and hard to reach. With a strong background in gender equity and expertise in trauma-informed mental health and psychosocial support services, HAI has been training service providers to work with women and children who have been trafficked by Boko Haram and other militarized groups in Northeastern Nigeria.
Ensuring Equal Access to Healthcare: HAI grows the capacity of key population-led grassroots organizations to provide stigma-free HIV services in an often-hostile legal and cultural environment, providing training in leadership, management, financial, and monitoring and evaluation skills. HAI trains female sex workers and LGBTQI+ individuals as peer educators to conduct community outreach and as paralegals to respond when individuals are arrested on unfair grounds.
Anti-Trafficking Capacity-Building: HAI conducted extensive assessments on the psychosocial and mental health needs of communities coping with atrocities, including trafficking, committed by Boko Haram and other militarized groups. HAI is training clinical and non-clinical staff on mental health and psychosocial support interventions tailored for victims of trafficking, and social workers and security agencies on effective victims screening and identification procedures. HAI also works closely with national governmental agencies to build their capacity to provide improved services and psychosocial support for victims.
Women’s Empowerment: HAI is committed to empowering adolescent girls and women in post-secondary institutions. HAI’s peer facilitated programs build skills in leadership, decision-making, negotiation and influencing, financial literacy, and other areas.
With generous support from Office to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking (J/TIP), HAI launched the Strengthening Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in Northeast Nigeria project, which started in January 2018 and will end in February 28 2022. This is a four-year grant to improve the capacity of governments, civil society, and communities to protect and provide comprehensive services for survivors of trafficking in Northeast Nigeria, particularly former child soldiers and women and girls trafficked by combatants for forced labor and/or sexual exploitation. Project’s activities take place in Northeast Nigeria (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states) and aim to improve comprehensive services for victims of trafficking, including former child soldiers and women and girls trafficked for forced marriage and sexual exploitation and build the capacity of existing local partner institutions providing services to survivors of trafficking.
The project objectives include:
Objective 1: Specialized service providers have improved coordination and are able to identify victims of trafficking
Objective 2: Social service stakeholders in northeast Nigeria provide quality and comprehensive shelter, protection, and psychosocial services to victims of trafficking.
This project is implemented in partnership and close collaboration with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons – NAPTIP, and more specifically NAPTIP Maiduguri Zonal Command, responding to trafficking in persons in six states in Northeast Nigeria. HAI also has a partnership with Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MoWASD) in Borno State. In addition, HAI, IOM and UNHCR, established Anti-Trafficking Task Force in Borno State, chaired by NAPTIP and MoWASD. HAI, IOM and UNHCR provide technical and operational support. The purpose of the task force is to bring stakeholders together to work collaboratively, in a coherent manner to combat TIP in Northeast Nigeria through strengthening their capacity to prevent, mitigate, and respond to TIP by drawing upon the comparative advantages of all the stakeholders. HAI continue its efforts to establish and build the capacity of the Task Force in close collaboration with IOM and UNHCR in Borno State.
Project Focus and Approach:
Northeast Nigeria: The project focus is on combatting TiP in Humanitarian/Conflict Settings and TiP perpetrated by non-state armed groups, such as Boko Haram and ISWAP. The work approach is through:
Prevention/Awareness Raising and Sensitization at all levels:
Partnerships/Improving Coordination and Referrals: Working with IOM, UNHCR, NAPTIP, MoWASD and other international, national and civil society partners to support coordination of services and referral mechanisms.
This project is the successor of Protect, Shelter, and Heal project, carried out by HAI from 2016 to 2017 in Nigeria and Swaziland. Through that project, HAI provided technical assistance to government agents and civil society organizations to address gaps in identification and protection for victims of trafficking and in the understanding and application of the trafficking in persons’ local and international legal frameworks.
The Survivors of Human Trafficking Case Management Plan Consultant will be responsible for developing a case management standard operating procedure (SOP) tailored to the needs of survivors of human trafficking in Northeast Nigeria. This plan should be immediately applicable for use by service providers working with victims of trafficking, particularly former child combatants and women and girls trafficked by combatants in the Lake Chad Basin Region. The SOP is intended to provide specific guidance on case management, including identification, screening, and referral, for victims of trafficking, intended for use by State and Federal Nigerian government agencies and NGOs. The SOP should take into consideration the disparate risks and needs faced by victims of trafficking based on gender. This project primarily works with women and girls, but the SOP should also provide guidance on working with boys recruited by armed actors, and persons with disabilities who are at increased risk of sexual or labor exploitation in the context of conflict.
The case management SOP can build on existing SOPs developed by other actors and should include:
Desk Review and Needs Assessment:
C. Qualifications/Bid Evaluation Criteria
Education and/or Experience:
D. Anticipated Timeline
HAI anticipates the Contractor beginning on February 10, 2022. All deliverables must be completed before March 31, 2022.
The JTIP Nigeria Program Director, will provide overall supervision to the Contractor during contract period. HAI will provide overall logistical support and assistance to the Contractor, as needed and when possible.
The Contractor is responsible for arranging and completing all activities listed in the approved proposal, in coordination with HAI’s local project and logistics staff, if applicable. The Contractor will advise HAI prior to each of those activities. The Contractor will be responsible for completing and submitting to the Company the deliverables listed in Section D of this document. The Contractor will be responsible for procuring his/her own work/office space, computers, Internet access, printing, and photocopying throughout the consultancy. The Contractor will be required to make his/her own payments for such services. The Contractor will be responsible for any expenses beyond the fee provided by the Company as determined in this document.
F. Payment Schedule
Payment(s) will be made upon completion of deliverables.
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